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Threaded insert for compact cryogenic-capable pressure vessels

United States Patent

June 16, 2015
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An insert for a cryogenic capable pressure vessel for storage of hydrogen or other cryogenic gases at high pressure. The insert provides the interface between a tank and internal and external components of the tank system. The insert can be used with tanks with any or all combinations of cryogenic, high pressure, and highly diffusive fluids. The insert can be threaded into the neck of a tank with an inner liner. The threads withstand the majority of the stress when the fluid inside the tank that is under pressure.
Espinosa-Loza; Francisco (Livermore, CA), Ross; Timothy O. (Patterson, CA), Switzer; Vernon A. (Livermore, CA), Aceves; Salvador M. (Livermore, CA), Killingsworth; Nicholas J. (Pleasanton, CA), Ledesma-Orozco; Elias (Livermore, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
14/ 179,398
February 12, 2014
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.